Ford Foundation

Apr 6, 2015

4.6.15 US Nonprofit News

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County holds grand opening celebration at new headquarters, Hyundai donates $40,000 to Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Orange County, Artist Trust raises $500,000, Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett highlight exceptional nonprofits on Cheek to Cheek tour, and more

Jul 2, 2013

Global human rights philanthropy topped $1.2 billion in 2010

Data-driven research demonstrates that human rights grantmaking seeks long-term change and has a special focus on supporting the efforts and livelihood of marginalized populations.

Aug 13, 2010

Ford launches rural climate-change effort

The Ford Foundation will invest $85 million over the next five years to help rural and indigenous people better advocate for their local natural resources and combat climate change.

Jan 8, 2010

Ford invests $80 million in U.S. workers

Over five years, the Ford Foundation aims to improve public benefits for low-wage and unemployed workers and boost the quality of jobs.

Nov 20, 2009

Ford to put $100 million into education

The seven-year effort aims to improve secondary education in disadvantaged schools in seven major cities across the U.S.

Jun 3, 2009

Community foundations emerge in Mexico

These funders are boosting civil society in Mexico, and providing critical funding to the country’s 7,000 nonprofits, a new study says.

Feb 6, 2009

Crisis spurs $116 million in grants

As the recession rages on, U.S. foundations are stepping up, awarding grants to combat the mortgage crisis and provide needed food and shelter.

Dec 17, 2008

Funders’ response to crisis mapped

The Foundation Center has created an interactive map showing funders’ investments in mitigating the effects of the economic crisis.

Aug 28, 2008

Fund aims to spur urban revitalization

The Living Cities Catalyst Fund has received initial commitments of $20 million to revitalize low-income areas.

Aug 26, 2008

GivingNet closing doors

As funding dries up, an effort designed to provide support for community foundations in the U.S. will close up shop in September.